Minor in Materials Science
This expanding field of pure and applied science relates the nanostructure of a material to its macroscale physical and chemical properties. By understanding and then changing the structure, material scientists can create custom materials with unique properties.
The St. Mary’s materials science curriculum creates a cross-disciplinary approach with each student gaining experience and perspectives from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and biology.
Student & Faculty Collaboration
The materials science minor program creates an environment where faculty and students work collaboratively toward solving issues with applied science. Students gain experience in the lab solving real-world issues to address some of our most pressing challenges.
Could Materials Science be for You?
If you are interested in nanomaterials, functional coatings/films, electronics and nanobiomedicnine, this minor could open doors to new opportunities. Whether your focus is biology, physics or chemistry, materials science is an interdisciplinary field that bridges gaps between established departments so that scientists can approach problems with diverse perspectives.
Suggested Sequence of Courses:
CHEMISTRY OR OTHER MAJOR
|1||CHEM 103 and MATH 151||CHEM 106 and MATH 152|
|2||CHEM 311 and PHYS 141 or 151*||MTSC 301 and PHYS 142 or 152|
|3||MATH 256 (Linear)||1 elective|
|4||PHYS 462 (Quantum)|
|1||PHYS 141 or 151 and MATH 151||PHYS 142 or 152 and MATH 152|
|2||CHEM 103||CHEM 106 and MATH 256|
|3||PHYS 462||1 elective and MTSC 301|